I bought this grill on clearance because I figured it would be a nice little tabletop grill to use on my porch when I'm just cooking for one or two people. And it is absolutely perfect for that! This grill provides an easy, healthy and economical alternative to cooking inside all of the time! And it's the perfect grill for tail-gating, camping, and other uses away from home. It doesn't take up much room so it fits easily in a car. The lid latches securely to the grill, which makes it great for carrying. You can also load it with charcoal before you leave home and the lid will keep it inside the body of the grill. No need to lug a bag of charcoal with you! Assembly was quite simple and straight-forward. This little grill isn't flimsy at all and is holding up to weather, wind, etc. very well, like its much larger cousins. I have a full-size BBQ Pro grill, as well, and highly recommend this brand for longevity and durability, especially for the price! The only downside is what another reviewer mentioned -- if you keep the lid on the grill the entire time you're cooking, the charcoal will go out so it's not a great grill for smoking meats. However, I have used it to smoke chicken and fish by raising the lid frequently and stirring the coals to keep them going. It takes some attention and the smoky flavor won't be as intense, but it can be done. Otherwise, this is a great grill for a variety of other uses.
My girlfriend and I purchased this to hold us over in our new house before my aunt and uncle could deliver a larger, more comprehensive grill. This grill lacks any sort of lower vents and the lid vent is far too small to provide enough oxygen to keep coals lit whilst covered. Therefore, don't expect to use this while covered, it only works as a grill for direct heat. I'm considering drilling some holes in the bottom to remedy this.
It's OK if your grilling small items..
This an awesome little grill to have around. We took some other reviewers' advice and drilled a couple of holes in the bottom before using, and had no trouble with it whatsoever. We took this grill camping, and was really easy to use and store. I live in a small apartment, so being able to store this grill away in a cabinet when I don't want to use it is really convenient!
My husband and I live in a apartment, and this is a great piece to have because it does not take a lot of space to store it. We do have space around the apartments to grill, this one is just compact.
just what i was looking for. right price for the right item. i would recommend the product all those interested in purchasing this item plus more!
I agree with another reviewer...just drill 2 or 4 small holes in the bottom sides (facing each other) and you'll be fine with oxygenation for the coals. Another problem is that the grill plate on mine does not seat really well into the inside lip, so it's a bit tipsy. To me ---that's a slight hazard or regrettably--I end up blowing off dirt from my spilt burger!) With that added venting, it really works better than expected for a less-than- $20 grill.